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white americans voted for obama in 2008 and had voted for any democrat for president in nearly 40 years. obviously a lot of people and that hope. i think seeing him do it himself is what is so arresting about this video, but usually it is being pushed by white liberals. if you don't go for obama america is racist. that statement by romney. and they do it -- they don't care about the historic nature. otherwise they would have been supporting clarence thomas' nomination to the supreme court. they like him because he is the most left-wing president we have ever had, and they can defend his liberal policies by calling his opponents and critics racist >> i want to read the response to this video. they're calling it a desperate. in a transparent attempt to change the subject, his allies recirculated video of the 2007 event. the romney campaign believe that americans would accept the desperate attacks. it is they who are in for a surprise. your response? >> i love how the media, if this was available before, we never saw it. according to tucker carlson, the transcripts of the prepared remarks,
as you remember he was the pastor for then senator obama for 20 years and had some sermons that were pretty explosive against israel and america saying hiv was created to go after black communities and other things. for the obama campaign that's a negative thing. does it factor into this debate? probably not. bill: you were inside the debate hall yesterday. give our viewers a sense of the setup you saw. what will they see tonight? >> reporter: it's a relatively small auditorium. the area is very familiar. if you remember presidential debates in years past in 2008, the podiums right next to each other standing -- the moderator sitting at a desk in the front. it's pretty intimate. red, white, and blue. and you will see a lot of back and fourth in a small area. you are going to see what happens in the first 30 minutes is going to be crucial. because really all the experts will say you can win it in the first 30 minutes. you can lose it in the 90 minutes. bill: debate number one in 2008 had 50 million viewers. and it ticked up higher with each debate after that at the presidential level.
years of obama or 8 years of romney. you can do four years fast. eight years is a long time. >> this is the first time they have seen them side by side and they are learning a lot here. i think romney exposed a lot of obama's weaknesses. and deficiencies. so i would give the slight edge to romney. martha: wisdom come be from those gentlemen. some in the crowd did not care what either candidate had to say. one man said he already made up his mind and he voted early. that changes the die ma'am nick a lot of these cases as well. coming up, is it a new day for mitt romney? that is the big question. he did well last night but will it change the game at all? is the president not you one who needs to play catchup? most people think he will. we'll get some reaction from both campaigns how their respective candidates performed last night. that coming up a couple minutes away. bill: remember fox news? where else would you be. the next big debate is one week from today. joe biden and paul ryan scare off in danville, kentucky. we'll have complete coverage of that as we move toward next
to what they knew was a security issue on 9/11, put that together. lou: put your 5-year-old on notice, there is likely to be a openingoon, mike baker thank you. >> thank you. lou: much more, president obama's home state public employees pensions bleeding illinois dry. their governor crying for help. would a second obama ter term ma bail out for illinois? we take a look. >> president headlines vegas as he prepares for the first presidential debate. >> you may have heard, in a few days my opponent in this elect, and i are having a debate, i am looking forward to it. it. i. lou: ed klein author of best selling book, the amateur, on the obama administration, here this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur lou: the president holed up in las vegas prepatiencing for thk- preparing for first debate on wednesday. what is going on with t
us, diana. >>> six in ten asian american voters voted for president obama in 2008, but this year with the economy front and center, some are reconsidering. so if just a small percent of the country's asian population go with governor mitt romney, could they actually swing the election? it depends on which state wii talking about. msnbc's richard lui has more from the critical swing state of virginia. >> i just don't know who's going to be able to kind of get to that middle ground, when the time comes. >> reporter: yet his vote could count most. it's because he is in virginia, one of a hand full of states up for grabs in the election. and as is said, as swing states go, so goes the election. 100% of them have been negative. >> reporter: in haresh's case, he voted for president obama in 2008, the first year a democrat won virginia since 1964. another reason his vote is valuable to candidate, he's asian american, and because of that, four times more likely to be an undecided voter, according to a new study. that group also makes campaign donations at a rate only second to whites. >>
this campaign. president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage or many years. he has done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> reporter: president obama has done this 8 times. governor romney continues to hit president obama on foreign policy. a new op-ed in the wal "wall stt journal" will be about domestic policy. but governor romney is planning a new speech. the following two presidential debates will include that. megyn: meantime president barack obama is in henderson, nevada. some say the city of henderson is a microcosm of the economy we have seen over the past few years. yet the latest polls show the race in nevada is neck and neck and that is causing -- ed henry live in vegas. hey, ed. >> the president -- they are calling it debate camp in henderson. 20 miles from where i am right now it's an opulent resort known as lake las vegas that is symbol i of the boom and bust. that whole lake las vegas resort where the president is doing his debate prep. it's modeled after an italian village. it went bankrupt the
next year. >>> could there be trouble in par are dice for president obama and his one-time buddy, ben affleck. he had high hopes for president obama in 2008. but now affleck admits his feeling for the president are complicated. the actor blamed the president's record for his change of heart. >> brian: he wants him to be more liberal. so does matt damon. that's why he's disappointed. there you go. 12 minutes after the hour. next up, a u.s. border patrol agent shot and killed in the line of duty. so is the federal government failing to give our agents proper protection? we'll report. you decide. >> steve: and did you know having the government in your home for dinner? why are they telling you what to eat in your own house? the food police make a stop at your place. details ahead [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it mahelp lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso
telling, and i think it is great because we can rely on joe biden. under the heel of the obama economy for four years. we are suffering, joe biden knows this and he forgot to not say it. i don't know if all the main street media will report it but we should not slam romney for jumping on it, that is what the vicvice president said. as the one that is what you call a ready-made gift. >> obviously people are soft. up and down the economy. the question really is joe biden to normal folks, who do you trust going forward and who is going to get you out of this? you may make fun of him but he comes out as a fighter. ashley: maybe stick to take other people's speeches, referencing when he plagiarized the uk labor leader speech back in '87. >> i remember that, actually. a problem with him now, my question, talk about how hard-pressed the middle class is now, he is right to say that, usually don't you hold the incumbent accountable for the economic woes we are facing? ashley: he blamed the previous president. >> to my point, if the middle class is hurting, i think you hold the incumbent account
obama would give them if they give him another four years. >> romney, they say, will ultimately rise in the polls because of his debate perfo performance. for that small number of voters that haven't made up their minds, has this helped romney? >> very difficult past few weeks, if last night went well for the president you kind of have a hardening of the belief that the race is virtually sealed, out of reach. the debate has ended that discussion and it's going to remind us, move into the conversation, a reminder that the president faces in this debate. mitt romney did had himself some good with those undecided voters and just as importantly energized the he republican base. there's a sense of retooling in the obama campaign, look, incoming presidents often have problems in their first debate. people don't talk to you like that in the oval office. no question the president needs a reset. >> ron brownstein, thank you very much for your wise words of analysis. cnn will reair the presidential debate in case you didn't see it. it will reair the debate at 1:00 pm eastern. >>> a look at oth
is four years really enough to follow through on these promises. can all of president obama's promises he made four years ago really be done in four years? >> what do you think? is four years enough? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: and they all wish they'd had a fact checker standing by to sort through the flurry of claims and counter claims. is romney really not seeking a $5 trillion tax cut? will people be able to keep their health insurance under the president's plan? >> i always kind of approach it from they're both lying to me. so now i have to figure out which one is lying to me less and basing my decision on that. >> reporter: so i guess the question that i have that maybe you can't answer is why can't you make up your minds? >> they all said the rest of the debates are even more crucial. after watching round one, perhaps significantly change the entire race. ron allen, nbc news, denver. >> aides to mitt romney say he will spend part of today preparing for the next presidential debate, which is scheduled for october 16th. the president's team says he hasn't held any formal debate
obama promised to bring rerelief four years ago. >> gas prices are mostly an annoyance most americans they are a huge problem bordering on a crisis. here in indiana gas costs $3.60 a gallon. across the country gas costs more than at any time in almost 30 years. as the president i will work to solve this energy crisis once and for all. bill: that was april of 2008. adam house here streams live at a gas station in l.a. what is behind this surge, adam? >> well, bill, first of all you'd be hardpressed to find gas prices anywhere in los angeles under 4.50 a gallon. if you found some a lot of people would race there to get gas. on the west side of los angeles over into the valley in the last day most gas prices are 4.65, 470 and above. the reason is not just demand there is also the issue of several refineries that have gone off line in the last month or two. a big fire in a refinery up in the bay area back in august covered by fox. that caused a significant issue as well as a few others. you can't import gas from outside of california. they have more stringent standards, we have two standa
was the barack obama i've been listening to now for four years. he sounded very much like himself. i don't think he was terribly bad. i think he has a very weak case. i think that the circumstances in the country present the challenging candidate with all kinds of opportunities. mitt romney was on his game and he took advantage of those opportunities. the president is saddled with weak circumstances and therefore a weak case. it is not surprising to me didn't argue it very well. the other thing is, despite his reputation as being this world class orator, maybe he is with a set piece speech but there is not a lot of evidence in the past he was a great debater. we put those thing together, i don't think this was a big a shock as president's supporters on the left feel. he is not 10 feet tall and has never been. bill: candidates square off october 16th week and a half from now, long island, new york, at hofstra university. patti ann: the political winds may be shifting. governor romney enjoying quite a post-debate bounce. going past president obama in the rasmussen tracking poll. 49-to obama's 47.
an asterisk is that in four years, no new gun control laws have been enacted. in fact, under obama's watch, concealed weapons are now allowed on amtrak trains and in national parks. >> he's continued to pay lip service to those things. but he hasn't shown real leadership in pursuing those changes. >> reporter: yes, background checks have gotten more thorough under obama. where people legally buying guns in gun shops. but the big problem remains gun shows and the internet. specifically, unlicensed dealers selling firearms to buyers with no background check needed. president obama has supported closing the gun show loophole in the past. but the white house says his focus now is on existing laws. governor romney says no to any further regulation of gun shows. >> there's no particular change in law that's going to keep people who are intent on doing harm from doing harm. >> the majority of gun owners would agree that we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons. >> reporter: so while president obama says he wants tougher gun laws, little was done
years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the americans people. it has killed jobs. and the best course for health care is to do what we did in my state. craft a plan at the state level that fits the needs of the and then let's focus and get the cost down for people, rather than raising it with a $2500 additional premium. >> mr. president, the argument against repeal? >> well, four years ago when i was running for office i was traveling around and having those same conversations that governor romney talks about. and it wasn't that just small businesses were seeing costs skyrocket and they couldn't get affordable coverage. it wasn't just that this was just the biggest driver of our federal deficit, but it was families who were worried about going bankrupt if they got sick. millions of families all across the country. they had a preexisting condition, they might not be able to get coverage at all. if they did have coverage, insurance companies might impose an arbitrary limit. and so as a consequence, they're paying their premiums, somebody gets really sick, lo and beh
obama is raising money across the state. 4-1/2 years after declaring he'd work to solve energy crisis once for all. high prices should remain for week to ten days. when they do come down they will be higher than last year. across the state there have been a number of reports gas theft with pumps disabled after hours. and thieves even siphoning gas from unlocked cars. bret? >> bret: adam, thank you. the world bank cut the economic growth forecast for east asia and says china slow down could get worse. that sent the wall street stock downward. dow lost 26-1/2. the nasdaq fell if. capitol hill lawmakers are warning private sector business leaders to stay away from china leading technology firms. shannon bream tells us it's not about money as national security. >> today, leaders of the house intelligence committee released a bipartisan report following a year long investigation in to two chinese telecommunication company working to expand the presence here in the u.s. lawmakers troubled by intellectual property theft say the two companies refuse to answer corn certains apt how they might
yet of obama foreign policy. >> america security and cause of freedom cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> romney said hope is not a strategy. administration policy weakened the u.s. and its allies while emboldening the enemies. >> with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region and with violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead, likely at the hands of al-qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> romney ripped the administration initial and insistence that the attack on the consulate in libya was a riot about a mob angry about islam movement. >> as the administration concedeed the attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> team obama called the rhetoric erratic and wants a counterattack ad to run in virginia slamming the poorly reviewed european trip four months ago. >> if this is how he handles the world now, think what romney might do as president. >> eag
president obama as a candidate ran on four years ago, was bringing the nation together and yet, last night on the stage, it was mitt romney talking about how he had found bipartisanship with his health care plan and president obama had not with obamacare. >> it's part of the contrast in their records, when you look at governor romney work with a democratic legislature, 87% of the seats in the state house and state senate in massachusetts were held by democrats when he was the governor, and yet they were able to work across the aisle to get things done for the people of massachusetts. they cut taxes 19 times. they balanced the budget and got a rainy day fund and upgraded their credit rating in massachusetts. they brought unemployment down to 5.7%. and that's in sharp contrast. we've had our national credit rating downgraded as a result of president obama's policies. he's not worked across the aisle and we've had unemployment go up as a result of his policies. >> gretchen: although president obama's biggest critique of your candidate is that there simply are not enough details in his plan. s
, performance is key. i don't care who you are. and what was odd about barack obama was that four years ago, he looked like this rock star whenever he appeared in public, onstage, on the stump, whatever. last night he looked like the guy, just wanted to quit the band. just sort of artistic differences had set in. there was a sort of odd body language, deflation which if i was a supporter, i would really be quite concerned about. >> he likes to go out and campaign and talk about all the things he's going to do. what he doesn't like to do is defend the record of what he's done. and unless he gets comfortable with that, unless he can come up with some better answers and do so in a way that's compelling, mitt romney's going to have a good run here between now and election day and obviously, with early voting starting, in some of the key states, such as ohio, north carolina, i think next week, this time is going to be very, very precious for him. they're not going to have a debate now for i guess what is it, a week or two, and this is going to all be to the advantage of governor romney. >> momentum
't afford four more years. >>> from the obama campaign, an ad targeting mitt romney's plan, and calling it just an act. >> why was romney so dishonest about his plan? the massive new tax cut for millionaires means higher tax cuts for the middle class, and aarp says romney's plan undermines medicare by turning it into a voucher. we have real challenges to meet. children to educate, a class to rebuild. >> one more note within this past hour, the president left on a two-day campaign swing through california, on a campaign effort, how else do you think they pay for those ads? >> hey, you don't miss much, do you, alex? >> talking about the unemployment number, we also saw a strong debate, still about the debate. >> well, you know it is a good thing for the president's supporters and they're looking forward to it. he gets two more bites of the apple, when vp paul ryan goes up against joe biden, and candidates have less and less tried to paint it as a victory, nobody agrees with it. and david axelrod said the president let mitt romney get away with too much. the president is his own worst crit
of these apparent lies? it's the biggest audience of the year. it's a huge debate. it's potentially a game changing moment in the election. you say mitt romney lied 25 times. barack obama didn't point that out to the american public once. >> yeah. i think he should have corrected some of them. i'm not here as a surrogate for the obama team, but i am here telling you that you have to decide when you are in a debate how much of your real estate you are going to spend in counteracting the lies of your opponent and how much you want to put forth your plan. the president chose to put forth his plan last night and that's what spent his time on. but certainly there were unanswered lies. >> newt gingrich, you've heard the allegations. apparently barack obama is facing the same problem you faced, is that mitt romney was just telling loads of lies and you can't do anything about it. >> first of all, it's a great honor to have governor granholm quote me and maybe one of the few times she ever does. but it was a very nice thing for her to do. i think what was intriguing, she actually raised a point that i was
reaching record highs due to fuel shortages caused by a pipeline shutdown. well, excuse me one second year. forgive me. president obama hitting the campaign trail today after his dismal debate performance. joining is now, let's get right to it. what is he going to do now? >> i think this is an interesting question. at the top of your show you talked about how the liberals are so upset with president obama, and i think that was actually a turning point in creating a consensus in america that romney somehow brought to the obama. it was not so much conservatives , and that the conservatives to think romney won, but it was liberals. everybody from michael more to build more up in arms with president obama, so they want him to go at pain before he's seventh person at the offshore accounts. lou: but you don't think that obama got his tail kicked? >> i think the debate was a draw or something like that. lou: that draw? [laughter] >> when i look at it. lou: i just got over that. i want you to know -- >> don't spam me. lou: by the way, you're staring me. i can't believe that you, a practice to jour
assistance. if we had, when the economy recovers, a higher rate of growth, which it will in a year or so, what's going to happen is nothing happen. tax receipts go up 17%. spending will drop to under 21%. there will still be a substantial deficit, but it will be smaller. president obama's main contribution to this $16 billion debt, which is a trillion dollar debt, a ten-year figure projecting out ten years was the stimulus bill, which is $800 billion, which i believe was a good thing to do. i think that might be bigger without it. it kept people working and paying taxes and off the government payrolls. because it created new jobs. if you look at his annual spending budgets, they are about 2% increase. that's less than the rate of inflation. so, i think that the reason that i believe he'lwin re-election is we are beginning to recover. we have a higher rate of job creation since the recession bottomed out in the middle of 2009 than in the previous eight years. and, we are moving in the right direction and the policies he's advocated are going to produce good economic results. if people tho
-- when you look at obama care, the congressional budget office says it will cost 2,500 per year more than traditional insurance. so it's adding to costs. the president said that by this year, he would have brought down the cost of insurance by $2,500 per family. instead, it's gone up by that amount. so it's expensive. expensive things hurt families, that's one reason i don't want it. second reason, it cut $716 billion from medicare to pay for it. i want to put that money back in medicare for our seniors. number three, it puts in place an unelected board that will tell people ultimately what kind of treatment these can have. i don't like that idea. fourth, there was a survey done of small businesses across the country, said what's the effect of obama care on your hiring plans? three-quarter of them said it makes us less likely to hire people. i don't know how the president could come into office facing $23 million people out of work. rison unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for job
is that 20 years ago, became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. i want to wish you happy anniversary, and a year from now, we won't celebrate it in front of 40 million people. four years ago, we went through the worst financial crisis since the great depression. millions of jobs were lost, the auto industry was on the brink of collapse the financial system had frozen up, and because of the resilience and determination of the american people, we've begun to fight our way back. over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry has come roaring back and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we still have a lot of work to do. and so the question here tonight is not where we've been, but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulation, we'll be better off. i have a different view. i think we have to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that w
that the obama campaign knew they were confronting over the past year. it had to be all the outside republican money. the super pacs, 501 c 4s, flooding the airways and the haul of over $181 million, by the obama campaign and the dnc, it gives them the potential to almost go one-to-one parity against the romney campaign and all the republican outside groups. so this is all just about being able to be even on the tv ad wars with 30 days left in the presidential campaign. one thing worth noting on the billion dollar number, that's when you add the obama campaign and the dnc it comes to $946 million. that's how we're getting the billion figure. >> that's a staggering haul. that is an eye-popping total. paul ryan, he raised $2.8 million for the romney camp at one fundraiser yesterday i'm told. what do you know about the romney team's fundraising for september? >> we know that in addition to that ryan haul, they raised about $12 million in the 48-hour period after the debate. showing that they're online grassroots fundraising is also kicking in to high gear. both sides are going to have a tremendou
president obama last year in the grand bargain talks with house speaker boehner talked about more ambitious proposals than medicare than he's advocated so far like raising the eligibility age from 65 to 67. hasn't said a word about that in the election campaign so far. you can expect the two to clash on that issue, as well. >> john, i know you've looked at some poll numbers from the journal and nbc news. maybe a slight tightening on a national level. but certainly in some important states like ohio, the president continues to lead. i know you've said the romney strategists believe they need ohio. if it's mathematically possible to win without it, why do they still believe they need it? >> well, because if you don't win ohio, you're probably not going to win, say, wisconsin, which is another mid western state, paul ryan's on the ticket, that moves in similar ways to the state of ohio. it's hard to piece together especially given the overwhelming dominance by the president of the hispanic vote, states like colorado where we are right now, or nevada. so ohio may be a better shot for mitt romne
. the vast majority of polls taken this year have shown president obama ahead, many of them within the margin of error. in mid to late september, several polls including one commissioned by fox, another by "the washington post" and one by nbc, showed president obama ahead and seeming to widen his margin a little bit outside the margin of error. however, as i noted, there is that rasmussen poll out today, and that is a robo dial poll, but it does show governor ahead by one point. rasmussen has been slightly divergent from some of the polling -- jenna: you really know your numbers, julian. they tell us only so much, as you mentioned. being on the ground there with the appearances by both governor romney and the president, they've been to the state often, i mentioned the president 44 times as president, do these appearances really matter? do you think they're really having an impact on the ground there? >> well, as you said earlier, i mean, they excite the base. those people who are eager, who are partisans on the republican side or the democratic side, those are the people who turn up to campai
ride the last four years. i have never seen anybody get as much bad publicity as obama has particularly over stimulus and obama-care. i don't understand why the focus is on this fall when for four years this guy has been ravaged. i don't get it. >> because, bob, people have died. we have four dead americans. we have bare any any reporting on the war in afghanistan. and he won't give us a mission? afghanistan. martha: has the administration doing a good job of presenting themselves, they have don't work that perhaps the media has's done and they deserve the credit for presenting their candidate in a way that seems to be resonating with people in the polls? >> this administration has put forward more people on this libya issue that contradicted each other day after day. every time they send someone else out they contradict somebody out that smoke a couple days before them. we are talking at the highest levels. and nobody is asking questions. i would say this administration has budged numerous issues. you look back, we knew that george bush's grandfather found geronimo's skull. we knew wha
people a chance to get gas at that price? >>guest: actually, it is a failing obama agenda. we use this to highlight to the public how soon, it has only been 3 1/2 years when gas was $1.84 a gallon the week president obama took office. we want president obama to stop the failed policy and implement policies that will bring the price gas back down the we had a set number, 150, and so many shows up we raised the number to 250 and over course of two hours we were able to sell gas for $1.84 in the flint, michigan, area. >>neil: when they hear that is what gas was, when the president first took office, are they surprised? >>guest: they are very surprised. people started lining up at 11:00 and we did not give gas out until 2:30. a lost them wanted their receipt to prove they paid $1.84 for gas. >>neil: do you find it interesting the gas thing has not resonated to the degree that many in the. one of my many crackpot theories is that it has been this way it is long that it is kind of like the pathetic economic numbers which have been muddling and as long as they are not tumbling, men -- am
was killed 23 year- old robert del a worker at the east oakland community center that also serve as a a counselor for the use. >> met ronnie and president obama of facing off in denver tonight. preparations have been underway for weeks. the focus is on domestic issues with heavy emphasis on the economy. kron4 will be airing the entire presidential debate live from our 247 news and weather channel at 6:00 this evening on comcast 193 and digital channel 4.2. and eight minutes we have our political analyst coming up with a preview of the debates this evening. >> rumors are swirling this morning about a possible new apple products hitting the market just in time for the holidays. and here's a live look at our roof everything looks very clear and you did not see much win because that flag is not blowing but we are looking at much cooler weather today. >> wall street today the dow was up 21 points. they were doing more hiring than expected for payrolls in the month of september. looking ahead to friday's monthly unemployment report we're getting some positive indicators. >> also indica
. that is not automatic. john: the "washington post" headline obama cuts defense down to the bone? there is talk. we have the inflation adjusted chart. obama false light the then flat to. how was that to the bone? anything beyond the three years is fantasy. what we talk about and then near-term procurement, personnel, trai ning at has a devastating effect look as defense contractors announce layoffs in the hundreds of thousands john: i ain't how the navy and the marines get 29 percent, the army 26% is about the same every year and nobody makes choices. >> if you'd been there is not a vigorous debate then go to the pentagon. i'd think obviously this has to be evaluated on the annual basis and look at priorities. with increasing uncertainties plane need more capability is. not fewer. >> i think most people are on this side of john bolton. >> we have made choices. that plus to the economic advantage. loss of jobs or gdp. racing over the globe. >> he calls these and a war of choice. i was a person who said it is aware of toys to create a terrorist. >> you are wrong. but how would you defend america? we overt
by trimming some of the $1.2 trillion a year in tax deductions. president obama argues there aren't enough deductions that affect only the rich, so romney would have to hit the middle class. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit or not adding to the deficit is by burdening middle class families, the average middle class family with children would pay $2,000 more. >> others have estimated the total value of the tax cuts would be some $5 trillion over ten years. governor romney says he will keep it deficit neutral and pledges there is one thing he won't do no matter what. >> i will not under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle income families. i will lower taxes on middle income families. now, you kite a study. there is six other studies that looked at the study you described and say it's completely wrong. >> the president based his assertion about a $2,000 tax increase on a study by the tax policy center which had exempted some tax deductions from any cuts in its analysis. then it concluded the plan could only be deficit neutral with a tax hike on
a referendum on president obama. he is now slowly changing the rhetoric to make this a choice between two very different visions of where the country will be four years from now. no matter how you slice it governor romney really needs a game-changing moment here. could it come at the debate on wednesday? new jersey governor chris christie certainly seems to think you. >> i'm here to tell you this morning it can happen very quickly back the other way. come thursday morning the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> very, very obviously the governor didn't get the memo about raise the expectations of your opponent while reducing expectations for your own candidate, it's something that congressman paul ryan governor romney's running mate knows very well. look at how he put it to chris wallace on fox news sunday. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. look, president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years, he's an experienced debater. he's done these kind of debates before. this is mitt's first
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